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KMU-Normin slams ‘useless’ Endo order

By Nitz Arancon, Correspondent Kilusang Mayo Uno-northern Mindanao region yesterday slammed Department of Labor and Employment’s Order 168 calling it a useless department order. In a picket rally in front of Dole 10’s regional office yesterday, Wildon Barros, chairman of KMU-NMR said labor secretary Silvestre Bello, III’s Order 168 –– ...

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19th commemoration rites of Cebu Pacific Flight 387 held

Mt. Balatukan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental — The province of Misamis Oriental led the 19th commemoration rites for the ill-fated Cebu Pacific flight 387, in the mountains of Mt. Balatukan, this town, on Thursday. The tragedy that claimed 104 lives including five foreigners remains in the history of air tragedies in ...

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Clogged sewers worsened flood, Clenro chief says

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent unbridled throwing of garbage which caused heavy siltation and small sewerage system located along the main streets of the city have been identified as contributory factors that caused flooding in the city recently. This was the report made by City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office ...

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Dahino wants public works dept to coordinate with local government

City Councilor Edna Dahino has asked officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH 10) to coordinate with the local government units in terms of cleaning-up each sewerage system assignments in national and local area. Dahino, who is a member of the Committee on Public Works, said no ...

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‘Big time’ pusher killed in Tacurong city drug-bust

GENERAL SANTOS City — An alleged “big time” drug pusher was killed in an anti-drug operation launched by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA 12) in Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat on Monday night. Gil Cesario Castro, PDEA Region 12 director, said yesterday suspect Ian Belmonte was gunned down by ...

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Duterte wants rogue cops deployed to Basilan, Zambo

President Rodrigo Duterte defended National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa as he vowed to overhaul the PNP in its anti-illegal drugs units after unscrupulous policemen used the Oplan Tokhang in committing crime. In a press conference in Malacañan, the President said Dela Rosa tendered his resignation on the ...

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Agusan del Norte rep wants ban on tobacco ads, promo

Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence “Law” Fortun filed House Bill 4713, seeking to institutionalize a comprehensive ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorships (TAPS) in the country. The said bill seeks to prohibit the placing, posting, or displaying tobacco advertisements and promotion items including tobacco ...

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Pagcor conducts relief operations for flood victims

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent AT LEAST 4,000 food packs were distributed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to at least six western side barangays in the city affected by Jan. 16 flashfloods in the city. Barangays Iponan, Bulua, Patag, Kauswagan, Balulang, and Carmen which have yet to be ...

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Javier revamps Alagar

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent THE CAMP Alagar top brass has implemented a minor revamp of officers in the Police Regional Office 10 in preparation for incoming promotions. City Public Safety Company’s head Supt. Roque Magsalay will be replaced by Supt. Allan Palomo. Magsalay is currently taking his Officer Senior Executive ...

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Women body pushes stiffer anti porn law

The proposed ordinance defining and creating the offense of Pornography in relation to the Crime of Child Pornography (RA No. 9775) has been initially discussed by the committee on women and family relations of the city council. The proposed ordinance, authored by Councilor Edna Dahino, chair of the committee, establishes ...

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